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Obama Reasserts Hope for TPP Passage This Year

May 26, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama told a crowd of young Vietnamese entrepreneurs that he hopes to see a new 12-nation trade pact ratified this year. Mr. Obama, speaking during a question-and-answer session on the last day of his visit to Vietnam, said the Trans-Pacific Partnership will raise labor and environmental standards across Southeast Asia while giving the region an economic jolt.
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Obama touts his vision for deeper U.S. relationship with Vietnam: 'Hearts can change'

May 24, 2016
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
President Obama held up a generation of Vietnam War veterans as an inspiration for young Vietnamese people on Tuesday, arguing they are proof that “hearts can change” and urging the two nations to move from conflict to partnership.
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U.S. Lifts Arms Embargo on Vietnam

May 24, 2016
Carol Lee, James Hookway | The Wall Street Journal
The U.S. will lift a decades-old ban on sales of lethal arms to Vietnam, a major policy shift that President Barack Obama said would end a “lingering vestige of the Cold War” and pave the way for more-normal ties between the two nations.
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Obama on Taliban leader's death: U.S. strike doesn't change military role in Afghanistan

May 23, 2016
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
President Obama said Monday he made the call to kill Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour in Pakistan this week because the Taliban leader was specifically targeting U.S. troops and other personnel in Afghanistan.
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U.S. Lifts Arms Embargo on Vietnam

May 23, 2016
Carol Lee, James Hookway | The Wall Street Journal
The U.S. will lift a decades-old ban on sales of lethal arms to Vietnam, a major policy shift that President Barack Obama said would end a “lingering vestige of the Cold War” and pave the way for more-normal ties between the two nations.
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Obama heads to Vietnam and Japan to confront the ghosts of old wars amid turmoil in modern ones

May 21, 2016
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
For nearly eight years, President Obama has struggled to end wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Next week, he’ll finally succeed in closing chapters on two other ones instead – Vietnam and World War II.
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Obama Visits Asia Pacific Nations Awaiting Action On TPP Trade Deal

May 21, 2016
Susan Davis | NPR
President Obama heads to Japan and Vietnam, two nations waiting for the U.S. to act on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the long-stalled multilateral trade pact.
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